Repair Dry Damaged Hair

Repair Dry Damaged Hair

Repairing dry and damaged hair requires a combination of proper hair care techniques, products, and lifestyle changes. Here are some steps you can take to help repair and restore your hair's health:

Trim Regularly: Start by getting a trim to remove split ends. This prevents the damage from spreading up the hair shaft.

Brush With Care

Be gentle with your tresses. Aggressively tugging at your hair can aggravate breakage or dry texture, resulting in even worse damage than before.

Avoid brushing wet hair, as water can weaken the bonds between proteins in your hair, making it more fragile. The best ways to detangle without causing breakage are:

  • Detangle wet hair with a wide-tooth comb after applying conditioner
  • Use a leave-in conditioner before brushing to help effortlessly detangle the hair.

Gentle Shampooing: Use a sulfate-free, moisturizing shampoo to avoid stripping your hair of its natural oils. Shampoo less frequently to prevent over-drying.

Conditioning: Use a deep conditioning treatment or a hair mask at least once a week. Leave it on for the recommended time to allow the moisture to penetrate the hair shaft.

Hair Mask Treatment Routine

Treat your hair weekly to a deeply nourishing treatment using intensive nourishing mask to hydrate and replenish hair while improving its elasticity, shine, and health. Apply a generous amount to damp or dry hair from mid-lengths to ends.

Upgrade Your Washing Routine:

Using a harsh shampoo can dry out your scalp and hair by stripping it of its natural oils, putting your hair at risk of further breakage. This can be made worse by over-washing your hair, we recommend getting your washes down to 1 to 3 times a week. To give your washing routine a new lease on life, try our Pretty Rooted Hair Shampoo. It works to gently and effectively cleanse your scalp, and keep your hair ultra-hydrated.

Unlike regular shampoos, our Organic shampoo not only gently cleanses, removing all residue, but packs in supercharged hydration, leaving hair touchably soft, shiny, and more manageable after each use. 

Washing routine tips

  • Make sure you wash your hair using warm (not hot) water, this will also help maintain moisture levels and prevent damage. 
  • You can opt to rinse your hair using cold water as this may be good for sealing the cuticle (closed cuticles make your hair appear smoother and shinier - maybe the cold shower is worth it!).
  • Always follow your shampoo with a conditioner. This helps to strengthen the hair with a protective coating, prevent breakage, and provide moisture. This is key to keeping your hair healthy and preventing damage. We recommend following our hair wash with our Honey Infused Conditioner for the best results.

Pat Dry: Gently pat your hair dry with a microfiber towel instead of vigorously rubbing it, which can cause more damage.

Heat Styling: Minimize the use of heat styling tools like blow dryers, straighteners, and curling irons. When you do use them, apply a heat protectant spray first. Heat tools are one of the leading causes of dryness and breakage (we’re looking at you blow dryer, straightened, curling tool). Exposure to high heat can permanently change the shape of your hair’s keratin strands (result = dry/brittle hair). Heat also strips the natural oils and moisture from your hair, causing the cuticle layers to crack, making it more vulnerable to further damage.  Try to limit exposure to heat, but if you can’t go without it, always use your heat-protecting spray as the last product you apply before using heat to protect your hair from damage and dryness.

Air Drying: Allow your hair to air dry whenever possible to reduce exposure to heat.

Avoid Tight Hairstyles: Avoid tight hairstyles that stress and break the hair strands.

Protective Styles: Consider wearing protective styles like braids or twists to minimize manipulation and damage.

Nutrient-Rich Diet: Eat a balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins to support healthy hair growth.

Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to keep your hair and scalp hydrated from within.

Use Silk or Satin Pillowcases: These materials reduce friction and help prevent hair breakage.

Avoid Over-Processing: Limit chemical treatments like coloring, perming, and relaxing, as they can weaken the hair structure.

Natural Oils: Apply natural oils like coconut oil, argan oil, or jojoba oil to your hair as a pre-shampoo treatment or leave-in conditioner.

Avoid Harsh Ingredients: Check the ingredient labels on your hair products and avoid those with harsh chemicals like sulfates and alcohols.

Regular Brushing: Use a wide-tooth comb or a brush designed for detangling to avoid pulling and breaking hair.

Vitamins and Supplements: Consult a healthcare professional about taking hair-boosting vitamins and supplements like biotin, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Patience: Hair repair takes time, so be patient and consistent with your care routine.

Remember that everyone's hair is different, so you may need to experiment with different products and techniques to find what works best for you. Consistent care and healthy habits will contribute to the gradual improvement of your

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